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2006/07 - 2007/08

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TOTALS BY PLACE OF ORIGIN, 2006/07 & 2007/08
Place of Origin 2006/07 2007/08 % Change
AFRICA 35,802 35,654 -0.4
Africa, Unspecified 3 0 -100.0
East Africa 13,374 12,664 -5.3
Burundi 85 87 2.4
Comoros 39 42 7.7
Djibouti 14 5 -64.3
Eritrea 184 163 -11.4
Ethiopia 1,328 1,316 -0.9
Kenya 6,349 5,838 -8.0
Madagascar 136 130 -4.4
Malawi 321 297 -7.5
Mauritius 205 218 6.3
Mozambique 80 78 -2.5
Reunion 6 6 0.0
Rwanda 210 270 28.6
Seychelles 6 8 33.3
Somalia 78 37 -52.6
Tanzania 1,196 1,192 -0.3
Uganda 743 769 3.5
Zambia 876 787 -10.2
Zimbabwe 1,518 1,421 -6.4
Central Africa 3,257 3,405 4.5
Angola 442 503 13.8
Cameroon 1,799 1,891 5.1
Central African Republic 47 47 0.0
Chad 120 127 5.8
Congo, Rep. of 143 150 4.9
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 271 282 4.1
Equatorial Guinea 196 98 -50.0
Gabon 230 303 31.7
São Tomé & Príncipe 9 4 -55.6
North Africa 3,700 3,858 4.3
Algeria 145 179 23.4
Egypt 1,664 1,766 6.1
Libya 93 155 66.7
Morocco 1,202 1,132 -5.8
Sudan 321 224 -30.2
Tunisia 274 402 46.7
North Africa, Unspecified 1 0 -100.0
Southern Africa 2,124 2,095 -1.4
Botswana 227 236 4.0
Lesotho 57 45 -21.1
Namibia 61 66 8.2
South Africa 1,665 1,620 -2.7
Swaziland 114 128 12.3
West Africa 13,344 13,632 2.2
Benin 253 319 26.1
Burkina Faso 423 514 21.5
Cape Verde 76 43 -43.4
Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast 657 711 8.2
Gambia 372 330 -11.3
Ghana 2,961 2,895 -2.2
Guinea 181 167 -7.7
Guinea-Bissau 19 15 -21.1
Liberia 336 298 -11.3
Mali 455 435 -4.4
Mauritania 64 60 -6.3
Niger 258 289 12.0
Nigeria 5,943 6,222 4.7
Senegal 681 658 -3.4
Sierra Leone 299 230 -23.1
St. Helena 0 7 -
Togo 366 439 19.9
ASIA 344,495 380,465 10.4
Asia, Unspecified 0 6 -
East Asia 204,023 223,306 9.5
China 67,723 81,127 19.8
Hong Kong 7,722 8,286 7.3
Japan 35,282 33,974 -3.7
North Korea 266 65 -75.6
South Korea 62,392 69,124 10.8
Macau 388 421 8.5
Mongolia 1,156 1,308 13.1
Taiwan 29,094 29,001 -0.3
South & Central Asia 104,457 117,001 12.0
Afghanistan 268 338 26.1
Bangladesh 2,410 2,305 -4.4
Bhutan 83 96 15.7
India 83,833 94,563 12.8
Kazakhstan 1,212 1,456 20.1
Kyrgyzstan 209 264 26.3
Maldives 26 38 46.2
Nepal 7,754 8,936 15.2
Pakistan 5,401 5,345 -1.0
Sri Lanka 2,373 2,591 9.2
Tajikistan 164 364 122.0
Turkmenistan 143 166 16.1
Uzbekistan 581 539 -7.2
Southeast Asia 36,015 40,152 11.5
Brunei 24 34 41.7
Cambodia 329 369 12.2
East Timor 16 37 131.3
Indonesia 7,338 7,692 4.8
Laos 45 69 53.3
Malaysia 5,281 5,428 2.8
Myanmar 625 604 -3.4
Philippines 3,730 4,170 11.8
Singapore 3,705 3,976 7.3
Thailand 8,886 9,004 1.3
Vietnam 6,036 8,769 45.3
EUROPE 82,731 83,981 1.5
Albania 841 689 -18.1
Andorra 3 9 200.0
Armenia 427 403 -5.6
Austria 843 886 5.1
Azerbaijan 286 318 11.2
Belarus 496 457 -7.9
Belgium 703 812 15.5
Bosnia & Herzegovina 413 409 -1.0
Bulgaria 3,478 3,205 -7.8
Croatia 629 602 -4.3
Cyprus 877 782 -10.8
Czech Republic 914 922 0.9
Denmark 963 898 -6.7
Estonia 240 245 2.1
Finland 566 672 18.7
France 6,704 7,050 5.2
Georgia 353 378 7.1
Germany 8,656 8,907 2.9
Gibraltar 8 15 87.5
Greece 1,986 1,981 -0.3
Hungary 735 710 -3.4
Iceland 422 402 -4.7
Ireland 1,081 1,018 -5.8
Italy 3,342 3,535 5.8
Kosovo 56 50 -10.7
Latvia 430 363 -15.6
Liechtenstein 6 13 116.7
Lithuania 536 495 -7.6
Luxembourg 56 49 -12.5
Macedonia 345 311 -9.9
Malta 27 24 -11.1
Moldova 365 418 14.5
Monaco 21 28 33.3
Montenegro 58 107 84.5
Netherlands 1,587 1,680 5.9
Norway 1,191 1,264 6.1
Poland 2,810 2,731 -2.8
Portugal 854 902 5.6
Romania 3,134 2,902 -7.4
Russia 4,751 4,906 3.3
San Marino 2 0 -100.0
Serbia 1,074 1,193 11.1
Slovakia 592 536 -9.5
Slovenia 199 210 5.5
Spain 3,575 3,660 2.4
Sweden 2,920 3,292 12.7
Switzerland 1,241 1,296 4.4
Turkey 11,506 12,030 4.6
Ukraine 1,692 1,714 1.3
United Kingdom 8,438 8,367 -0.8
Vatican City/Holy See 3 2 -33.3
Yugoslavia, Former 294 114 -61.2
Europe, Unspecified 2 19 850.0
LATIN AMERICA 64,579 64,473 -0.2
Latin America, Unspecified 0 2 -
Caribbean 13,854 12,739 -8.0
Anguilla 49 93 89.8
Antigua & Barbuda 203 174 -14.3
Aruba 90 68 -24.4
Bahamas 1,681 1,542 -8.3
Barbados 440 403 -8.4
British Virgin Islands 138 93 -32.6
Cayman Islands 210 161 -23.3
Cuba 99 82 -17.2
Dominica 327 228 -30.3
Dominican Republic 961 1,159 20.6
Grenada 297 238 -19.9
Guadeloupe 10 6 -40.0
Haiti 1,163 872 -25.0
Jamaica 4,110 3,871 -5.8
Martinique 8 5 -37.5
Montserrat 24 16 -33.3
Netherlands Antilles 190 233 22.6
St. Kitts & Nevis 271 239 -11.8
St. Lucia 331 319 -3.6
St. Vincent & Grenadines 139 126 -9.4
Trinidad & Tobago 2,912 2,640 -9.3
Turks & Caicos Islands 199 169 -15.1
Caribbean, Unspecified 2 2 0.0
Central America & Mexico 19,743 20,800 5.4
Belize 454 490 7.9
Costa Rica 939 927 -1.3
El Salvador 1,031 940 -8.8
Guatemala 1,014 1,019 0.5
Honduras 1,097 1,068 -2.6
Mexico 13,826 14,837 7.3
Nicaragua 409 389 -4.9
Panama 973 1,130 16.1
South America 30,982 30,932 -0.2
Argentina 2,813 2,535 -9.9
Bolivia 993 964 -2.9
Brazil 7,126 7,578 6.3
Chile 1,570 1,685 7.3
Colombia 6,750 6,662 -1.3
Ecuador 2,211 2,152 -2.7
Falkland Islands 33 7 -78.8
French Guiana 2 8 300.0
Guyana 343 300 -12.5
Paraguay 340 377 10.9
Peru 3,701 3,672 -0.8
Suriname 101 88 -12.9
Uruguay 476 458 -3.8
Venezuela 4,523 4,446 -1.7
MIDDLE EAST 22,321 24,755 10.9
Bahrain 392 394 0.5
Iran 2,795 3,060 9.5
Iraq 262 307 17.2
Israel 3,269 3,004 -8.1
Jordan 1,726 1,799 4.2
Kuwait 1,633 1,823 11.6
Lebanon 1,852 1,807 -2.4
Oman 254 361 42.1
Palestinian Territories 361 249 -31.0
Qatar 296 345 16.6
Saudi Arabia 7,886 9,873 25.2
Syria 462 517 11.9
United Arab Emirates 885 983 11.1
Yemen 248 233 -6.0
NORTH AMERICA 28,756 29,472 2.5
Bermuda 476 421 -11.6
Canada 28,280 29,051 2.7
OCEANIA 4,300 5,005 16.4
Australia 2,797 3,088 10.4
Cook Islands 3 5 66.7
Fiji 112 177 58.0
French Polynesia 21 58 176.2
Kiribati 58 36 -37.9
Marshall Islands 54 85 57.4
Micronesia 231 140 -39.4
Nauru 5 3 -40.0
New Caledonia 5 9 80.0
New Zealand 870 1,021 17.4
Niue 5 3 -40.0
Palau 22 44 100.0
Papua New Guinea 27 35 29.6
Samoa 27 72 166.7
Solomon Islands 6 14 133.3
Tonga 47 201 327.7
Tuvalu 3 5 66.7
Vanuatu 5 5 0.0
Wallis & Futuna 2 3 50.0
Pacific Islands, Unspecified 0 1 -
WORLD TOTAL 582,984 623,805 7.0

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2008). "All Places of Origin of International Students, 2006/07-2007/08." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors